Meghan J. Dohoney, Esq.





Freelance Attorney, San Diego, CA, and Reno, NV

September 2015-Present

    • On a freelance basis, prepare pleadings, motions, jury instructions, internal legal research memoranda, legal articles, blog posts, and other writing projects for attorneys and law firms

Law Clerk for the Hon. Ruben B. Brooks

  • In civil cases: drafted orders on pretrial motions involving dismissal, discovery, contempt, and summary judgment
  • Researched and drafted bench memoranda on civil discovery disputes, such as motions to compel, for protective order, and to enforce subpoenas
  • Managed case load of over 150 cases and served as liaison between the court and counsel
  • Assisted with conferences addressing settlement, discovery, and scheduling

Hoffman & Forde, Attorneys at Law, San Diego, CA

March 2012-July 2012

Post-Bar Law Clerk

  • In civil cases: drafted pleadings, motions, and discovery documents
  • Conducted legal research and drafted legal memoranda

San Diego Superior Court, San Diego, CA

September 2011-December 2011

Judicial Extern for the Hon. Eddie C. Sturgeon

  • Drafted bench memoranda for civil matters, including motions for summary judgment, demurrers, various discovery motions, motions to set aside default, motions to compel arbitration, and motions for leave to amend pleadings

Additional experience: certified legal intern with San Diego City Attorney’s Office, judicial extern to the Hon. Ruben B. Brooks, intern with Solare & Associates (criminal defense law firm)



California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA (ABA accredited law school)

Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, graduated December 2011,

  • Graduated in top 5% based on class rank of 12/262 (3.75 G.P.A.)
  • Authored Take the Money and Run: A Case for Benchmarking in the New Market Tax Credit Program, published in California Western Law Review (47 Cal. W. L. Rev. 411)
  • Associate Editor of California Western Law Review/International Law Journal

University of San Diego, San Diego, CA B.A., magna cum laude, Business Administration, 3.71 G.P.A. overall